Proximeety started in France and now has a network of international dating sites and is offered in numerous different languages. Most things on the site are free to use, including searching and email. You can buy Boost points for extra privileges.
The site has around 49,000 active members across several countries. However Proximeety has its strongest following in France and Belgium. Once registered on the site, it's possible to search for people by age or by location. Members are visible across the entire network of sites, so it is possible to search other countries as well.
Accessing profiles and communicating through email are all possible with a free account. If you don't mind navigating through the popups and other commercials it won't be a problem.
It's Free but there are Extras
The site also runs a credit system called Boost points. These allow you to do extra things that ordinary free members can't. Boost points are accumulated simply by using the site. They can also be purchased by phone, or by credit cards.
Boost points can be used to boost another member's profile or to vote for them.